Welcome back! For this week’s topic, we will be discussing Fractional CO2 laser, another very effective, efficient and painless laser technology besides Erbium:YAG laser (discussed in detail in last week’s blog) for getting rid of unwanted moles.
As mentioned in the opening lines, CO2 laser mole removal is an effective method for disposing of irksome moles. This procedure is most suitable for moles that are non-cancerous. Superior to regular surgical procedure, CO2 laser mole removal guarantees that the areas surrounding the mole are not affected at all. Scarring when utilizing this laser system is likewise negligible.
Besides these advantages, the procedure does not require stitching, which is typically the basic cause of getting scars. According to the top dermatologists, the CO2 laser technology works via sealing the skin, as it deals with the tissue, resulting in minimal bleeding. The possibilities of infection are likewise diminished, while leaving the surface smooth and clear. The method is not time-consuming with quick recovery and is most suitable for restorative mole removal.
CO2 Laser Mole Removal Procedure
Prior to the actual procedure starts, the surrounding area of the mole is desensitized utilizing a local anesthesia. Then, laser light is utilized to remove the mole. During the natural healing the pigment that appears after the procedure clears off. Just like a regular wound, a scab may form that will fall as the healing proceeds.
It is additionally possible for the zone to turn a bit dark, days after this laser procedure is done. One can cover this up utilizing some mild cosmetics until it vanishes. It is however suggested not to use too much of cosmetics, as it might infect the wound. Also, the patient should avoid sun exposure for at least 6 weeks and even after should use sunscreen before steeping out in sun.
With this technology and procedure, the chances of scarring are negligible. It is generally painless and one just encounters a little irritation on the skin. Being non-invasive is an extra advantage of this process. The fact that no cutting or burning is carried out minimizes the infection risk altogether. Numerous moles can also be dealt with in one session.
With all this in mind, the one thing that is of utmost importance is to select a competent and certified source for getting the process done. If you do have queries you would like to ask, please do not hesitate and ask via commenting below.
Till next week follow my mantra ‘when you look good you feel good, and when you feel good you look good’.